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  • Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say

    11/12/2018 8:07:15 PM PST · by Publius · 130 replies
    Washingt Post via MSN ^ | 12 November 2018 | Nick Miroff, Josh Dawsey, Philip Rucker
    President Trump has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. Trump canceled a planned trip with Nielsen this week to visit U.S. troops at the border in South Texas and told aides over the weekend he wants her out as soon as possible, these officials said. The president has grumbled for months about what he views as Nielsen’s lackluster performance on immigration enforcement and is believed to be looking for a replacement who...
  • Trump to oust Nielsen as early as this week

    11/12/2018 9:08:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    President Trump is planning to oust Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as early as this week, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Five current and former White House officials told the Post that Trump is planning to remove Nielsen as soon as possible. White House chief of staff John Kelly is reportedly fighting the president on the matter, hoping to keep Nielsen in place. Kelly hired Nielsen as his chief of staff while DHS secretary and has reportedly defended her for months. Trump has berated Nielsen in public and in private since she was hired, aggressively going after her during...
  • DOJ and DHS Issue New Asylum Rule

    11/08/2018 2:22:30 PM PST · by Covenantor · 55 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    DOJ and DHS Issue New Asylum Rule Applies President’s authority to suspend entry to asylum Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum. The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement: “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to...
  • So Adrian Fontes (D) the appointed Maricopa County Recorder has decided to pull all of the...

    11/08/2018 4:44:24 AM PST · by blueyon · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/06/18 | Jellen
    So Adrian Fontes (D) the appointed Maricopa County Recorder has decided to pull all of the "data packs" from the polling stations in MC to bring them in to a central location for tabulation, vs doing it in each polling station. #WhatCouldGoWrong
  • Midterms will be 'most secure' elections in US history: DHS chief

    11/03/2018 8:05:36 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 2, 2018, 1:06 PM ET | LEE FERRAN
    Tuesday’s midterm elections will be the “most secure” elections in U.S. history, according to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, though the U.S. government remains on high alert for any election-related mischief. “This is going to be the most secure election we’ve ever had,” Nielsen told the audience at a Council on Foreign Relations event on Friday. “But as we all know, this is a dynamic threat, it changes by the minute.” Nielsen said that “as of today,” DHS has not seen a coordinated attempt by a foreign government to interfere in American voting infrastructure, such as voter databases, polling...
  • Ex-DHS staffer says he quit over Trump administration's handling of family separation policy

    10/25/2018 7:43:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    A former civilian staffer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wrote Thursday that he quit his job earlier this year out of a belief that the Trump administration was ignoring legal concerns about its family separation policy toward migrant children. Scott Shuchart wrote in a piece for The Washington Post that he quit his job over the summer as a senior adviser at the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in light of the administration's "zero tolerance" policy, which prosecuted any individual who crossed the border illegally. He claimed multiple lawyers throughout the government, such as himself,...
  • Trump: 'I am bringing out the military' to stop border crossings

    10/25/2018 6:09:31 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | MEGYN KELLY
    President Trump said in an early morning tweet on Thursday that he is "bringing out the military" to secure the border with Mexico, calling it a "National Emergency." "Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council is right when he says on @foxandfriends that the Democrat inspired laws make it tough for us to stop people at the Border," Trump tweeted. "MUST BE CHANDED, but I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!" Trump tweeted last week that he would use the military to stop a caravan of migrants from Central America, which has...
  • DHS Spox: Human Smuggling ‘Is a $2.5 Billion a Year Industry’ for Mexican Cartels

    10/24/2018 11:22:03 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Homeland Security Spokesperson Katie Waldman said Mexican cartels yield $2.5 billion per year by smuggling people into America at a rate of about $5,000 per person. She offered her remarks on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday in an interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House. Waldman’s comments were made in the context of a discussion related to a growing caravan of migrants — originating in Central America — demanding entry to America. Waldman said, “We have an entire southwest border that is controlled by Mexican cartels. You can’t gain access to the U.S. illegally without paying a smuggler $5,000...
  • DHS Spox: If You Say the Magic Words, ‘I’m Scared,’ We Let You into America

    10/24/2018 11:14:38 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Homeland Security Spokesperson Katie Waldman said migrants seeking entry to the U.S. are essentially allowed in if they claim to have “credible fear” of unjustifiable persecution in their countries of origin. She offered her remarks on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday in an interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House. Waldman said, “I can you tell you with near assurance that if you say the magic words, ‘I’m scared,’ we let you into the country.” Migrants from Mexico and South America have been coached by left-wing lawyers on how to best obtain entry to the U.S. via asylum request.
  • Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

    10/18/2018 8:58:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 11:49 AM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Environmental groups filed another lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration’s use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas. Three groups sued the Department of Homeland Security, a week after the agency waived environmental laws along a roughly 25-mile (40-kilometer) stretch of border in the Rio Grande Valley, which is the southernmost point of Texas. […] In Texas, the government wants to connect existing sections of fencing on river levees in Hidalgo County and to close other gaps in fencing in neighboring Cameron County. […] Environmental groups say DHS is wrongly using authority that...
  • Trump should prosecute Barack Obama and Eric Holder for Brian Terry’s murder

    10/04/2018 2:40:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 4, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Trump should prosecute Barack Obama and Eric Holder for Brian Terry’s murder In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered gun storeowners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals.U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of these guns.The murderer was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but his accomplices, Barack Obama and Eric Holder, haven’t even been arrested or charged.In May 2016, it was reported that newly released documents from the Department of Justice suggested that guns from Obama’s Fast And Furious program had been linked to at least 69 killings by Mexican drug cartels.In September...
  • Activist federal staffer who said she 'can't really get fired' no longer working at DOJ

    09/24/2018 12:56:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Resistance leader Allison Hrabar said in an undercover video that as a federal employee, she couldn’t be fired, but she may have overstated her case. Project Veritas released a statement Monday from Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores indicating that Ms. Hrabar, formerly a federal paralegal, has either resigned or been dismissed. “She is no longer an employee,” Ms. Flores said in the statement.
  • US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

    09/22/2018 11:20:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2018 11:20 PM EDT | Elliot Spagat
    The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or “public charge” — but the new rules detail a broad range of programs that could disqualify them. The Department of Homeland Security said current and past receipt of certain public benefits above thresholds would be considered “a heavily weighed negative factor” in granting green cards as well as temporary stays. […] Coming less...
  • Weekly Update: Kavanaugh Deserves A Vote. Now.

    09/22/2018 9:26:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 21, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Will We Have Rule by Law or Rule by Mob? Once Again The Deep State Digs In Its Heels The Secret Service Doesn’t Want You To Know What Presidential Travel Costs Bill and Hillary Are Still Using Influence to Spread the Cash An Immigration Cash Cow for the Establishment Will We Have Rule by Law or Rule by Mob? Americans should brook no further delay of a full Senate vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Let’s be clear: Leftists are trying to blow up the Senate confirmation process in their attack on Judge Kavanaugh. Their latest...
  • DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

    09/21/2018 7:17:18 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 5 replies
    WSPA News Seven ^ | September 21, 2018 | Colleen Long
    President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen watches after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long had been under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog over possibly misusing government vehicles to travel to his home in Hickory, North Carolina. Word leaked of...
  • Dem senator releases documents appearing to show DHS diverted $10M from FEMA to ICE [Merkley]

    09/12/2018 9:44:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/18 10:28 PM EDT | John Bowden
    Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on Tuesday night released documents appearing to show the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) diverted nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The documents, first reported by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, detail the agency’s funding redirections for fiscal 2018 and show that millions of dollars were diverted to ICE from several agencies. Those diverted funds, totaling $33.1 million, “will provide funding in support of higher priority detention and removal requirements than those for which originally appropriated,” according to the documents. According to MSNBC, Merkley believes the transfer from...
  • DHS staffer with white nationalist ties went to policy meetings at White House

    08/31/2018 6:27:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/18 | Tal Axelrod
    A former staffer with the Department of Homeland Security who resigned Tuesday after ties to white nationalists were exposed reportedly attended policy meetings at the White House. Ian Smith, who emails reveal was in contact with a number of white nationalists, was at multiple policy meetings regarding immigration, The Washington Post reports. He did not provide significant input at the meetings and was mainly there as a placeholder for his boss, an official told the Post. Smith resigned prior to the emails being published by The Atlantic earlier this week. DHS distanced itself from his reported views. “The Department of...
  • DHS Ending Giant 'Administrative Closure' Amnesty

    08/23/2018 10:42:40 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/22/2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing the closed-door “administrative closure” amnesty for 350,000 migrants which was quietly created by officials working for former President Barack Obama. The huge amnesty was carried out by Obama’s judges in the immigration courts who told roughly 350,000 migrants that their case files were being placed in storage facilities instead of being used in trials to send them home. But Sessions has ordered that the files be pulled from storage and sent back into the immigration courts, alarming immigration lawyers, and progressives. The migration industry is denouncing the amnesty reversal as an intrusion on the...
  • Obama quietly hands out names of Muslim leaders he met with privately

    02/06/2015 9:49:49 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 40 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House has finally divulged the names of American Muslim leaders who met with President Obama this week, including Imam Mohamed Magid, who has advised the administration on formulating responses to incidents that Islamists consider offensive. After stonewalling journalists for two days about the names of the participants at the meeting Wednesday, the White House quietly attached the list of attendees to the end of its daily press briefing transcript Thursday evening. The guest list identified Imam Magid as a representative of the Adams Center, a large mosque in Sterling, Virginia. He has also served as president of the...
  • Journalist probing child-trafficking allegations against Bill Clinton found dead

    08/14/2018 8:58:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 71 replies
    Spero News ^ | 08-14-2018
    Investigative journalist Jenny Moore was found dead in her room at the Radisson Country Inn & Suites in Washington D.C. on Monday. She had been investigating claims of alleged involvement of former President William J. Clinton in sex trafficking. Four weeks before her death, Moore had provided information from interviews with the alleged victim to the Department of Homeland Security and allegations against Clinton.